Annie Dotoli was born in Needham, MA, in 1973 to parents Fran and Joe Dotoli, owner/operators of Young Entry Stables. She grew up riding and showing, with her junior career results including 3rd in the 1991 ASPCA Maclay Championships at Madison Square Garden, Reserve Champion at the Washington International Horse Show, and Reserve Champion and Sportsmanship Award winner at the 1992 New England Equitation Championships. After graduating from Boston College in 1996 with a degree in Psychology, Annie worked for Kip Rosenthal’s Benchmark Farm and the Ox Ridge Hunt Club, both in CT. There, she trained winners of the CHJA, USET and NEEC Finals. In 2002, Annie moved to Belgium to concentrate on riding and sales.
Aster Pieters was born in Dendermonde, Belgium, in 1973. As a 3rd generation horseman, he grew up riding and teaching at the family’s Rijbaan Piet Riding School. Aster bred his first mare in 1997, and has since bred, raised and broken many young jumper prospects, including Butterfly Tibri Z who competed at the prestigious Aachen show in Germany this past year. Aster also completed Blacksmith School in 2006. Annie and Aster married in 2007, working together for breeding, training and sales in Aalst, Belgium.
Start of Tibri
After the birth of their first child, Eleanor, in 2008, Annie and Aster moved back to the US and began operating their training and sales business out of Charlotte, VT. They combine a rigorous show schedule with frequent buying trips to Europe. Carsten, their son, was born in 2011. Their farm Tibri has earned championships from Florida to Vermont, as well as qualifying riders for and earning finals ribbons at New England, Marshall & Sterling, MHC, MHJ, RIEC, VHJA, and PHA Finals, in addition to the National Horse Show, Medal Finals, Harrisburg, and the Washington International Horse Show.
Tibri has sold well over four million dollars worth of sport horses, and their imported sales horses have gone on to win at Lake Placid, Saratoga, Southampton, HITS Saugerties, HITS Ocala, Wellington, Marshall & Sterling Finals, Harrisburg, the National Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show, and many more. Annie and Aster are looking forward to continued success in both the training and sales aspects of their business.